We had great outcome from the previous period however the main problems :
- Our country has a lot of limitation around those people and doesn't want to show up those people as a result of the society stigma towards those people.
- We are not a registered NGO, you are a network and actually not have great support from UNFPA or other agencies that should help us as initiative.
But we did the first workshop of GYCA of PLHIV at Alexandria, we called 15 PLHIV and 13 persons had attended, plus five organizers and 4 speakers.
It was Thursday, Friday and Saturday (1-3 January 2009). The experience was the
first for a young group of people to gather and interact with PLHIV, with the
help of some ex. UNDP researchers as speakers and consultants for us as a group of young activists.
Before that period we cooperate with the National AIDS program at Egypt and developed a brochure specific for this sessions and also in Arabic, we made 500 copies of that materials.
1- The first workshop had been done, our target was 10 PLHIV and we got 13 persons,
2- Our aim was is to promote their actions in their community, We tried to do that and will involve them into a particular activities later on, But we got a lot of their problems they are facing every day ( Rights to “Work, educated, have appropriate health care services….).
3-We developed the 500 brochure and distributed some of them and we have a lot for the next workshop, also we share some of them with NAP.
4-Friends of life association is still under construction but we have members of it and will be involved more at the next workshop.
So this project
-Will give great motivation for both PLHIV and young activists.
-Will be a sort of support for PLHIV that will be great step for involving them more at the society.